UNITED STATES: According to reports, billionaire Elon Musk recently contacted AI experts about establishing a new lab to create a ChatGPT substitute. This information was based on firsthand knowledge of the project from sources with firsthand knowledge of the project.
The San Francisco startup OpenAI, which has a tight partnership with Microsoft, developed ChatGPT, which went live on November 30, as part of a larger suite of technologies.
To create a substitute for ChatGPT, Elon Musk is hiring Igor Babuschkin, a researcher who recently left the AI division of Alphabet, the parent company of Google.
The news comes as Silicon Valley erupted in excitement over ChatGPT, an OpenAI text-based chatbot that can compose literature, poetry, and even computer code at will.
Elon Musk and Silicon Valley investor Sam Altman had co-founded OpenAI in 2015 as a non-profit startup.
Elon Musk quit the board of OpenAI in 2018, but he still offered his opinion on the chatbot, describing it as “scary fantastic.”
According to reports, citing an interview with Babuschkin, Elon Musk and Babuschkin have discussed putting together a team to do AI research, but the initiative is still in its early phases and does not yet have a clear plan to build any particular goods.
Igor Babuschkin said that he hasn’t formally accepted the Musk project. It’s interesting to note that Musk was designated by ChatGPT earlier this month as “controversial and deserving of special treatment.”
The CEO of Twitter had also voiced his concerns about Microsoft’s new Bing chatbot, comparing it to an AI villain. He commented, “Sounds uncannily like the AI in System Shock that goes berserk and kills everyone.”
Almost five years ago, he declared that artificial intelligence was “far more hazardous than nukes,” and it seems that he hasn’t changed his mind, even as the world becomes fixated on ChatGPT and AI.
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